When eight-year-old Saroya loses her mother, her usually absent father takes her on a cruise for her birthday, which he forgets to celebrate. Devastated and very seasick, the little girl falls off the ship, trying to catch a locket that belonged to her beloved mother. Saroya is then rescued by a dolphin who takes her to the magical Animia Island, where she meets Josephine, a stuffed puppet; her son, Little Joe; Calista the conch; Jonbl the baseball glove; and the adorable Spoon. They, among others, were all unwanted and are now animate – alive. Through her new friends, the birthday girl learns she is not alone and that where there is life, there is love. Embark on this exciting adventure for readers of all ages!
04/04/2015Winner of the Beverly Hills Book Awards, 2015
The Dolphin Princess was the winner of the Beverly Hills Book Awards, Children's Fiction for 2015!